Make your team eligible for benefits

If an employee is eligible for benefits, make sure to indicate that in the employment status section of their Gusto employee account so that we can administer their benefits throughout the year.

To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Employee tab.
  2. Click the employee's name.
  3. Below the “Employment Status” section, click Edit.
  4. Classify your employee based on the hours they work.

Once this is complete, we'll begin administering benefits to the employee. They’ll receive an email letting them know when it’s time to enroll and they can adjust their dependents' coverage throughout the year if they're going through a qualifying life event and need to make changes.

Questions & Answers

Q: What if my employee works part-time but I still want to offer him/her benefits?

A: Whether or not you can extend benefits to your part-time employees depends on your contract with the carrier. If you're unsure about the details of your contract, reach out to the Benefits Care team at benefits@gusto.com.

Q: How do I terminate a former employee's benefits?

A: This will happen automatically when you dismiss an employee from your Gusto account. The benefits usually expire at the end of the month of termination but this dependents on the details of your contract with the carriers.

Note: This is relevant to companies who have benefits managed by Gusto. If your benefits are managed externally, the Status option will not appear in the Compensation section.

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